Procurement Manager

Dublin City Centre
02 Oct 2018
02 Nov 2018
Job role
We are currently looking for a Procurement Manager for our client a Non-for-profit organisation based in Dublin City Centre. The Procurement Manager will lead and develop the procurement function within the organisation toward delivering cost effective and proactive procurement services. They will provide expert and specialist knowledge in all aspects of procurement and will have a comprehensive understanding of Irish and EU public procurement rules, guidelines and regulations.   Responsibilities: Be a strategic partner to the various business teams for all procurements. Build and maintain positive and effective relationships, providing in-depth professional advice on sourcing strategy and the application of relevant policies, guidelines and legislation. Be responsible for the alignment of business units' goals and objectives with procurement objectives, ensuring that current and future requirements are delivered in an efficient, timely and cost effective manner. Develop, implement and maintain a contracts register to provide oversight for procured contracts including the preparation of reports on the status of contracts for relevant business units. Ensure procurement processes are compliant with all relevant policies, guidelines and legislation and that they are fit for purpose with respect to the organisations objectives. Provide expertise and input into contract negotiations and complex sourcing strategies. Provide expertise and assistance across the organisation on vendor management. Design a process to carry out reviews of the tendering processes and of the delivery of individual tender processes in order to develop effective and compliant procurement practices. Provide training internally in order to promote and maintain a high quality of procurement standards across the organisation. Provide procurement advice and support for the senior executive team, audit committee and other senior management committees as may be required. Manage the remit of the Procurement unit to ensure a sustainable caseload for both the unit and team members of the unit. Allocate work and ensure effective relationships in a team-working context. Build category insight and knowledge base for negotiations and market knowledge.   Requirements: At least 5 years' experience gained in an equivalent procurement role within a large public sector environment leading delivery of a high volume of complex tenders and working with and influencing senior management. Proven track record of professional and successfully negotiated outcomes in area of public procurement. Previous experience of applying stringent compliance standards at all stages of public procurement procedures and managing the execution and documentation of tender processes. Detailed knowledge of the Public Procurement regime is essential. Experience of eTenders. Good understanding of contract structures. Professional certification in procurement (IIPM, CIPS or equivalent) is required.